Three steps to resilience from the Stoics
Epictetus summed up the essence of Stoicism as “following Nature”.
“Following Nature”, means accepting external events and acting fully in accord with your core values. This is similar to the Indian notion of Dharma and Svadharma (one’s duty).
The Stoic believe that emotional suffering is caused by trying to control external events that are not under our direct control. The only thing under our control are our own actions and thoughts and by mastering our thoughts and acting in accordance with our values gives us strength to surmount…